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Students learn how to stay safe on the web

Safer Internet Day at St John's Primary Academy, Clifton.
From the left, Harrison Gilbert, 10, Sam Story, 11, and Madeleine Partland, 11.

Safer Internet Day at St John's Primary Academy, Clifton. From the left, Harrison Gilbert, 10, Sam Story, 11, and Madeleine Partland, 11.

Students at a Brighouse school have been learning how to stay safe on the web as part of the campaign Safer Internet Day.

Pupils from St John’s Primary Academy in Clifton took part in the event along with hundreds of other organisations across the UK.

To celebrate the day, the school carried out lessons and assemblies to get the children to think how they can create a better internet and promote the safe and responsible use of technology.

Karl Roberts, senior Leader and eSafeguarding coordinator of St John’s, said: “The safety of our children is paramount, but increasingly the threat is coming from their online lives and activities.

“As an academy we want the children to grow up understanding that the Internet is both a fun and also an unsafe place, where we need to be careful.”

Safer Internet Day 2014 had the theme ‘Let’s create a better internet together’.

It offered the opportunity to focus on both the creative things that children and young people are doing online, as well as the role that we all play in helping to create a better internet.

The event is organised in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre in February of each year to promote the safe and responsible use of online technology and mobile phones for children and young people.

The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading charitable organisations, Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) and the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF).

These organisations are committed to working to make a safer and better internet.

All partners recognise the unparalleled opportunities the internet offers and actively encourage its positive use for social, leisure, economic and educational advancement.

The partners all work towards the Childnet target - to make the Internet a great and safe place for children to enjoy, research and improve their education prospects. 

 
 
 

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